After writing my entry last night I decided to start trying to rectify not working on traditional things for a while. This sketch came about as my default thing to do are portraits, and elves, hahah. But it was worth the time and effort.
I can see the influence of two of my favorite sketchers and traditional fantasy artists in this piece (and in a lot of traditional sketching): John Howe & Alan Lee. These two have have been my art heroes since I was a young girl, as their influence in the LOTR movie franchise is what drew me to a lot of their work. Sadly, I still need to buy the LOTR Sketchbook…maybe soon.